Jaws blog

 

My husband and I just got finished watching the original “Jaws”. The famous line from that blockbuster movie is… “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”. I was thinking about this line for a Christian movie “You’re gonna need a holier church”. Why? Because the church is facing some very perilous and challenging times and it’s not going to get any better as predicted in the bible. In order to be in a position to deal with what we’re facing now and in the future, we need to be in a right place with God. He commands us to be holy as He is.

James 5:16   Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Yup… powerful and effective is what the church needs to be right now!

In the movie Jaws the famous line was said after they were chasing the shark that they thought was regular size but then they realized that the shark was so much bigger than they had anticipated. I have noticed that our country has taken a sharp turn down a road leading to very intimidating and scary things. Recent current events have revealed extremely dangerous situations and the world is growing much darker than anticipated.Jaws blog 2

Has holiness gone out of style? Is sin old school? NO! Is holiness really necessary? Absolutely YES! The church (you and I) can go real far on holiness!  It is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Proverbs 21:21 He who pursues righteousness and loyalty finds life, righteousness and honor. If we pursue righteousness and live a holy life then a blessed life WILL surely follow!!! Righteousness makes us holy before God. Confessing our sins opens that door to righteousness in our lives. What will that do to the church? It will put us in position for favor from God. We will have power to spread the gospel and promote the kingdom of God.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” In this verse you can see that we do have power through Jesus Christ by way of the Holy Spirit. If we “the church” are not living a holy life then how can we go out into the highways and byways and do kingdom work affectively?

2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

 

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“You’re gonna need a holier church!”

 

 

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